Sunday, August 17, 2008

I was wondering what I was going to be able to do crafty wise after my CT surgery. Well one part was necessity since I taught my Jewelry 101 class at JoAnns, and the other part was wanting to give a gift to a friend. So jewelry making it is. I am also jumpstarting my Etsy Shop over there on the right. So here it is one of my first bracelets since my surgery...
Need a gift for under ten dollars??


OK I suppose I'll share his latest with you.
This latest project is a Semi-Hollowbody guitar. It has a solid block of maple in the middle running from the neck to 3/4 of the length. The rest of the body is hollow. It's curly maple with blue dye that is fade to dark blue on the edges. It's finished with 5 coats of Nitrocellulose lacquer (So far). It still needs to be sanded, and buffed to get that 3d gloss for the maple. It has to dry 3 weeks before I can do that.
The electronics get installed through the "F" holes in the front. I have to pre-wire everything and fish them through. Without dinging the finish. Should be interesting. The hardware will all be gold color, including the frets.
This was a fun project, it took longer to build then the solid body guitars.
-j

3 comments:

Mary Ann said...

OMG, that bracelet is gorgeous! I am not into bracelets, but love the colors! I might have to get you to do a necklace for me in those colors - once I recover from two trips...

Anonymous said...

I know the DF who helped you pick these colors out and she loves her bracelet too!

Laura said...

Yes I think I should consult with that DF more frequently.... :-)

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